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Nov 29, 2009 6:00pm EST
there's no better use of dollars than to defend america. the whole world is watching what we're doing there. >> the first troops the president sends to afghanistan are likely to be marines. our miguel marquez, embedded with the marines in southern afghanistan tonight, reports on the enormous challenges those troops wilface. >> reporter: it was one of the largest steps in southern afghanistan. now, a ghost town. this is main street? >> right. exactly. >> reporter: once home to 30,000 people, the town was deserted starting in 2005 as fighting between the taliban and international forces escalated. walking through it is eerie. a pot pof tea in a local shop still looks ready to pour. and the hospital, the staff just hung up their colts and left. it is in towns like this where additional troops will be critical. >> we're going to change the dynamic in the area by bricking more forces in here, expanding our influence and making this area secure enough so people can move back into this part of the town. >> reporter: the biggest threat here? homemade bombs planted underfoot, in doorways, even
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